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Vegan nuggets can be made out of so many different ingredients: seitan, tofu, potatoes, chickpeas, and vegetables! There are so many different recipes for different skill levels and taste preferences, so there’s definitely something for everyone! These vegan chicken nuggets, tenders, and fingers are super flavorful and filling. Vegans and non-vegans alike will love them! For some extra fun, try shaping them like dinosaurs! Those are a classic.

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1. Homemade Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Vegan Chicken Nuggets

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If you are a vegan that misses the taste of chicken nuggets then you will love these Homemade Vegan Chicken Nuggets by Hayley Gallerani. They are made with wholesome ingredients, and they taste great! These homemade vegan chicken nuggets do take a while to make. This recipe makes a lot of chicken nuggets though, so you can make it once, and then store them in the freezer for months.

2. Vegan Fried Chicken Tenders

Vegan Fried Chicken Tenders

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These Vegan Fried Chicken Tenders by Melanie Sorrentino are glorious! They are simple to make and the perfect snack for kids, adults, really anyone!

3. Tahini-Glazed Tempeh Nuggets

Tahini-Glazed Tempeh Nuggets

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These toothsome nuggets of tempeh in a gluten-free tahini crust are super easy to make! They’re perfect for tossing into your favorite salads or grain-based power bowls. When left plain, these Tahini-Glazed Tempeh Nuggets by Amy Height have a slightly garlicky taste, coating, however, with coating, they will take on whatever flavor you toss it in.

4. Chicken Fingers

Chicken Fingers

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These crispy vegan Chicken Fingers by Patricia Granek are a fun and easy family recipe for easy weeknight meals. It’s an oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan recipe. These vegan chicken fingers also make great party food. A simple delicious recipe for anyone looking to eat more tofu!

5. ‘Chicken’ Nuggets With Hemp Yogurt, Quinoa and Peas

Chicken Nuggets With Hemp Yogurt, Quinoa and Peas [Vegan, Oil-Free]

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A delicious, simple version of chicken nuggets that is made entirely of healthy, whole ingredients and takes minutes to make. You will love these ‘Chicken’ Nuggets With Hemp Yogurt, Quinoa and Peas by Marina Yanay-Triner!

6. Sweet Potato Curry Nuggets With Tangy Yogurt Sauce

Sweet Potato Curry Nuggets With Tangy Yogurt Sauce

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These comforting Sweet Potato Curry Nuggets With Tangy Yogurt Sauce by Agnes Portier-Murphy are a staple dish, not only because they are super easy to make, but also because they are highly customizable and can even be turned into a full size burger if the mood strikes. The tangy yogurt sauce pairs particularly well with the sweet and spicy flavors of these nuggets!

7. Chickpea Nuggets


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For a quick snack, these Chickpea Nuggets by Aria Massoudifar are perfect! You can even enjoy them as a dinner, and dip them in your favorite dressing or even guacamole. These little nuggets are crispy and come together without much effort.

8. Crispy Seitan Fingers

Crispy Seitan Fingers

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These Crispy Seitan Fingers by Casey Muir Taylor are so versatile and hit all the right notes – they’re crunchy, savory, juicy, and mega flavorful. They would make an amazing appetizer, finger food, filling for a sandwich, or topping for a salad. Kids will especially love them!

9. Quit-the-Cluck Nuggets with Mustard Chive Sauce

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You probably guessed it—these Quit-the-Cluck Nuggets with Mustard Chive Sauce by Celine Steen were inspired by the typical fast-food nuggets. That’s as far as the similarity goes! This healthy version makes a wonderful light meal or snack. They are full of protein, terrific tasting, and compassionate, too.

10. Vegan Korean Glazed Fried Chicken Tenders

Vegan buffalo fried chicken tenders

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The flavor in these Vegan Korean Glazed Fried Chicken Tenders by Melanie Sorrentino is scrumptious! It is so good that once you start you will want to finish the entire place and ask for seconds!

11. Crispy Protein Chickpea Nuggets

Crispy Protein Chickpea Nuggets

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You could mix shredded veggies into this but this recipe is for lazy people who just need to start dipping nuggets into something delicious. If you have a bag of chickpea flour and have no idea what to do with it then these Crispy Protein Chickpea Nuggets by Melanie Sorrentino are for you!

12. Baked Tempeh Fingers

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This is a fantastic way to prepare and serve tempeh, with the tempeh fingers being crispy, baked and flavourful it makes it an ideal dish for anyone who is transitioning to a whole food plant-based diet. When preparing tempeh, it’s important to infuse it with flavor. In this recipe, we braise the tempeh first, softening and moistening it to reduce its dense texture. Serving these Baked Tempeh Fingers by Nikki and Zuzana with some homemade ketchup and a big green salad will make it even more outstanding!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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